June 16

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 6/16/2015

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Highlights of the June 16, 2015 Board Meeting:

  1. Presentation on Human Trafficking
  2. Muir Woods Road Management
  3. Urban Streams Coordination Program
  4. Appeal Procedures on Personnel Regulation Ordinance
  5. Mental Health Services Act
  6. Debt Issuance for Capital Improvement and Repair Projects
  7. Tam Valley Good Earth Appeal
  8. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

1. Presentation on Human Trafficking

Preview

At 9 a.m. (subject to change), the Board will hear a presentation from Marin Women’s Commission on human trafficking in Marin County. The report is an overview of what the commission has learned about human traffic activity globally, in California and in Marin. Several local initiatives have been started that help defend against trafficking, including the District Attorney's task force and law enforcement protocol. The commission has focused on sex trafficking with particular interest in potential predatory crimes against adolescent and young adult women. The use of social media is particularly threatening, making sex trafficking crimes even more invisible. The commission urged a wide and deep prevention strategy.

Review

The Board heard the presentation and received the report.

Contact: See the Marin County Women's Commission website.

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2. Muir Woods Road Management

Preview

The Board will conduct a hearing to consider of draft Memorandum of Understanding with the National Park Service on Muir Woods road management. Visitation to Muir Woods National Monument has steadily increased, overwhelming the transportation infrastructure. Staff recommends that the Board provide direction to staff and continue the hearing to 1:30 p.m. June 30 for final consideration and decision.

Review

The Board continued the hearing to 1:30 p.m. on June 30 for final consideration and decision.

Need more info? See the staff report about the draft Memorandum of Understanding about Muir Woods Road management.

Contact: Eric Steger, Assistant Director, Department of Public Works

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3. Urban Streams Coordination Program

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency to receive a report on the partnership with the Marin Resource Conservation District to implement the Urban Streams Coordination Program. In early 2014, the Board authorized an outreach and education program about stewardship of the county's streams and riparian corridors and allocated $170,000 over two years toward that effort. The report includes a summary of the program's accomplishments over the past year. 

Review

The Board received the report.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Urban Streams Coordination Program.

Contact: Tom Lai, Assistant Director, Community Development Agency

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4. Appeal Procedures on Personnel Regulation Ordinance

Preview

The Board will conduct the first reading of an ordinance revising Personnel Management Regulation (PMR) 21 on Equal Employment Opportunity, Anti-Harassment and Anti-Retaliation Policy to clarify the appeal procedure. PMR 21 was revised by the Department of Human Resources to make the scope of review more specific. Staff recommends scheduling a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. June 30.

Review

The Board conducted the first reading and scheduled the merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. on June 30.

Need more info? See the staff report about the revised ordinance for PMR 21.

Contact: Angela Nicholson, Interim Director of Human Resources

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5. Mental Health Services Act

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) to approve an amendment to the Mental Health Services Act Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plan for fiscal year 2014-15 through 2016-17. HHS proposes to amend the Community Services and Supports Component and the Capital Facilities and Technology Needs Component of the plan. 

Review

The Board approved the amendment.

Need more info? See the staff report about the program amendments.

Contact: Dr. Grant Colfax, Director, Health and Human Services

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6. Debt Issuance for Capital Improvement and Repair Projects

Preview

The Board will hear a request to authorize the Director of Finance to hold competitive bidding to award a Certificate of Participation debt issuance to the investor with the lowest True Interest Cost (TIC) consistent with revised authorities. On April 21, the Board authorized the County Administrator and Director of Finance to proceed with a debt restructuring to increase the County's annual payment rate by 10 percent, to $4.4 million, over 30 years for a minimum of $28 million in net proceeds. The money would be used to address infrastructure needs to County properties. Staff is requesting to revise the authority because of subsequent changes in the debt issuance market, increasing interest rates. Staff requests authority to go to market for annual debt payments of $4.5 million over 30 years, resulting in net proceeds of at least $24 million, in order to maximize the proceeds of sale, net of escrow and corresponding cost of issuance.

Review

The Board approved the request and authorized the Director of Finance to hold a competitive bidding.

Need more info? See the staff report about the debt issuance.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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7. Tam Valley Good Earth Appeal

Preview

The Board will conduct a hearing to consider the Coury appeal of the Planning Commission’s approval of the Parish-Martin, LLC Design Review 15-41 and Sign Review 15-3 (Good Earth) 201-205 Flamingo Road, Mill Valley (APN 052-051-34). The applicant, Good Earth Market, is requesting design review and sign review to allow for exterior modifications to an existing commercial building in unincorporated Tam Valley. The existing commercial building, previously known as Cala Foods and Bell Market, is an approximately 35,000 square foot building with a first floor and a mezzanine. The first floor is approximately 27,000 square feet with the remaining floor area located at the mezzanine. The building is currently developed with an anchor grocery store tenant space consisting of 31,700 square feet, and three tenant spaces totaling approximately 3,300 square feet located along the side elevation of the building.

Review

The Board denied the appeal and approved the Good Earth market application to remodel and occupy the supermarket space at Tam Junction.

Need more info? See the webpage devoted to grocery store project.

Contact: Heidi Scoble, Project Planner, Community Development Agency

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8. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Marin Agriculture Land Trust board.

Review

The Board made the following appointment:

Marin Agricultural Land Trust: Tamara Hicks

Need more info? See the agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.

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